The Salvation Army Curbside Carolers played for the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club breakfast.
In addition to their band, they gave us some insight into their organization and the service work they do.
The Salvation Army was founded in the U.K. in 1865 by William Booth as a volunteer "army" formed to do mission work - their motto was "Soup, Soap and Salvation". The "Red Kettle" project, which you see every Christmas time, was started in 1891 to help feed the poor. They became a presence in the U.S. in 1880 and in 1889 they came to Dallas.
To date, the Salvation Army is located in 132 countries. They can dispatch emergency disaster units which include emergency field kitchens. In Texas the Salvation Army has 57 churches, 17 Boys & Girls Clubs, and 5 Rehabilitation Centers for drug and alcohol abuse. They even offer free music programs for underprivileged children.
What an incredible service organization.
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